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New Additions

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:01 pm

Been digging in the freezer to mount some of my long forgotten stuff and a few new things from a recent trip. Now to figure out where to put all this stuff. Customers calling doesn't help much either but life goes on. Never ending pile to work on.

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Odd colored Red Shoveler, something like piebald or partial leucistic something or other colored on top.

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Maccoa from Africa, has neat looking blue eye-ring and also a pile of pin-feathers.

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White-backed Duck also from Africa.

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Barnacle Goose from Iceland

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Re: New Additions

Postby Pete-pec » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:00 pm

Some very cool stuff Pat! It sure is nice seeing stuff from other places. Those South American birds are sure pretty. You didn't have to clean them up before skinning though! lol

Just like I commented on Facebook, I sure am fond of those Chiloe Wigeons. That cinnamon teal looks like it is fully feathered for darn sure. Is that the same bird I saw in the sneak peak from your hunt with Ramsey and getducks.com? Very dark colored. Those shovelers must be partly related to the blue-winged teal? There is a distinct similarity between the two birds. I'm sure their paths must have crossed on the evolutionary chain.

I must say that if anyone is interested in an adventure outside the box (USA), you must try one of these special hunts with unique birds and liberal limits. I saw many a picture of some great hunting, dining, and beautiful birds that came from their last adventure. This is something that is for sure on my bucket list!
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Re: New Additions

Postby The Waterfowler » Fri Jul 20, 2012 8:56 pm

Yes the Cinnamon is the one i mounted for my good friend that was with me as soon as i got home. Was a nice, black-bellied bird. I firmly believe the Shovelers of the world (4) are all closely related to the Blue-wings and Cinnamons. Wings are just too similar. If you want a Chiloe let me know and will save one for you.
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Re: New Additions

Postby reptofan » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:36 am

Hey,
seeing you in front of all those wonderful birds makes me jealous. I love the shopvelers too, but only have red shoveler and a female cape shoveler from a breeder.
I also love the pose of this barnacle goose, I think I will try to do mine shot in Sweden the same way.
Have to say, you are a lucky man to get all this fantastic birds from the wild.
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Re: New Additions

Postby Dirty Doug » Sat Jul 21, 2012 4:39 am

Nice job Pat.......seeing those Argentina birds damn near made me cry. Just a thought.....maybe if you didn't "Summer" in South America all summer you could get caught up ! :lol3: Doug
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Re: New Additions

Postby The Waterfowler » Sat Jul 21, 2012 8:40 pm

Doug, tough choice. Heat 100+ here with about that much humidity, prickly heat rash, etc. or 40-50 degree temps shooting ducks like the old days. Tough choice as I said :smile: Good luck on your trip. Left you a few.
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Re: New Additions

Postby The Waterfowler » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:00 pm

Chiloes for you Pete.

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Re: New Additions

Postby Pete-pec » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:15 pm

Well they sure are pretty! The last bird....catch and release, or shortly dispatched after the photo? LOL

104 on the clicker....the temperature it was when you left Mississippi, and the number of birds that day. How ironic!
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Re: New Additions

Postby Grunt » Tue Jul 24, 2012 9:12 pm

Pat, those silver teal are gorgeous. Can't wait to see the mounts. Hopefully one day I can make it down there.
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Re: New Additions

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:23 am

Wow! What do you do with all the birds you shoot in S.A.?
There are no ducks in the desert!
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Re: New Additions

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:30 am

The Waterfowler wrote:If you want a Chiloe let me know and will save one for you.

Lucky. :clapping:
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Re: New Additions

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:00 pm

Cougar125 wrote:Wow! What do you do with all the birds you shoot in S.A.?



Mount a few, eat a few and give the rest to the locals.
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Re: New Additions

Postby Cougar125 » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:23 pm

The Waterfowler wrote:Mount a few, eat a few and give the rest to the locals.

The ones you mount, does skinning them out and bringing them back make it easier to get through your POE or do you just go ahead and bring back frozen birds?
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Re: New Additions

Postby The Waterfowler » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:45 pm

I rough skin and freeze to save room but some are brough back whole if i don't have the time or inclination. Doesn't matter how when bringing them into the country as they still have to be accompanied with a 3-177 and are treated the same by Customs/USDA/USF&W whether they are listed on the 3-177 as BOD (whole) or SKI (skins).
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Re: New Additions

Postby LouisianaDuckBoy » Sun Jan 27, 2013 6:43 am

Cougar125 wrote:
The Waterfowler wrote:If you want a Chiloe let me know and will save one for you.

Lucky. :clapping:

I would love to have one of those wigeons! :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Re: New Additions

Postby ALaguaite » Wed Jan 30, 2013 11:10 am

LouisianaDuckBoy wrote:
Cougar125 wrote:
The Waterfowler wrote:If you want a Chiloe let me know and will save one for you.

Lucky. :clapping:

I would love to have one of those wigeons! :biggrin: :biggrin:


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Re: New Additions

Postby teddysberna » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:02 pm

Do you have to shoot steel in South America as well?
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Sugar is a mythical place, with unicorns and sugar plum ferries. It's a majestic place. I mean moth8rf^@king majestic. Like a bald eagle getting a hand job from the statue of liberty herself.
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Re: New Additions

Postby The Waterfowler » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:49 pm

teddysberna wrote:Do you have to shoot steel in South America as well?


No steel requirements. Most of the loads we shoot are 1 1/16 oz of lead 7s, 5s or 3's depending on what we are shooting.
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Re: New Additions

Postby teddysberna » Tue Feb 05, 2013 12:24 pm

Nice. Thanks Pat. I've often wondered that, glad you could clear it up for me..
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